Still BSODing after reformatting to new OS :(

By firecloud25
Mar 7, 2011
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  1. hey there so, i was originally running windows 7, started bsoding. decided to reformat to solve problem, and even went back to windows vista incase it was driver incompatibility with windows 7. Still bsoding :(

    I know that for my computer, the ASACPI.sys file that defaults itself is a major cause of BSODs, however i replaced it with a newer one when i was on windows 7 AND on vista right now. There were instances of it loading the older ASACPI.sys file (which led me to believe that still was causing hte BSOD) even though the driver was located in driverstore, which isn't suppose to load drivers as far as i know? i could be wrong however. So i just deleted the old version from driverstore. However the BSOD's still occur, just with the old ASACPI.sys not loading.

    Please help me :( this occurs while doing things like browsing the web, using the copmuter in general, or playing video games, and it is getting annoying now.

    i've uploaded the latest dmp files, to help find a solution. 2 were from today, the rest are older ones, i was posting on another forum before, but they basically gave up on me :(

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  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    Your issue is with memory corruption. Therefore you’ll need to run Memtest on your RAM.

    1. Go to and download the latest ISO version which is 4.20. It is free and perfectly safe.

    2. Burn ISO to a CD.

    3. Place CD in your drive and reboot with CD in drive. (You might have to place your drive as first bootable in your BIOS) The test will take over.

    There is a Tutorial: How to use Memtest in our Guides and Tutorials forum; follow the instructions. There is a newer version than what is listed; use the newer. If you need to see what the Memtest screen looks like go to reply #21. The third screen is the Memtest screen.

    Step1 - Let it run for a LONG time. The rule is a minimum of 7 Passes; the more Passes after 7 so much the better. The only exception is if you start getting errors before 7 Passes then you can skip to Step 2.

    There are 8 individual tests per Pass. Many people will start this test before going to bed and check it the next day.

    If you have errors you have corrupted memory and it needs to be replaced.

    Step 2 – Because of errors you need to run this test per stick of RAM. Take out one and run the test. Then take that one out and put the other in and run the test. If you start getting errors before 7 Passes you know that stick is corrupted and you don’t need to run the test any further on that stick.

    * Get back to us with the results.
  3. firecloud25

    firecloud25 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    alright so yeah,
    i did it with all 4 sticks (1gb each for 4gbs) and it failed at test 5.

    so i went about trying every stick individually, and one of the sticks wouldn't even boot the computer properly. while the other sticks passed memtest 100% individually AND together.

    So thanks for the help, as i've hopefully found the final problem with my computer errors.
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    Any errors with memtest and you have bad memory. By the way, I can relate. I had a 4x1 configuration as well and I experienced the same thing with one bad stick.

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